Thursday, September 29, 2011

Getting Big

A couple weeks ago we put Evan in a big boy bed since Baby Sister will be taking over the crib. He's almost always been a really good sleeper, so we were nervous about the change, but hoped that his good sleeping habits would carry over and make the transition a little easier. Fortunately, we were right! He definitely enjoyed the freedom to get out of bed and play, but he now understands that he needs to stay in bed in sleep. Whenever I go in to get him, he'll still be in bed, even if he's been up for a little while! He even really likes to get in his bed with Dad so they can pretend to sleep sometimes. He's such a good boy!
Doesn't that look comfortable? He was just practicing and making sure he had enough books and animals to keep him company.

 Unfortunately, he's not the only one around here getting big! Here I am a few weeks ago, at 23 weeks.

And Evan insisted on getting his picture taken just like Mom!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


My parents stayed here with us for a few days over the Labor Day weekend. But I don't have any pictures, so we'll just say it was really fun and skip over it for now. Tuesday morning they got up around 4 am to take off to Idaho. And me and Evan went with them. This was really out of character for me. The thing is, I really like Reed. A lot. And I don't like being away from him. But I knew the trip up to Idaho was going to be fast and Reed would be busy at work most of the time anyways. So we packed up and tagged along.

Evan was such a good traveler. Except for the 2 times he got car sick and threw up. Poor little guy. But Dum-Dums fix just about everything!

Our first stop was in Rexberg to pick up my brother Bryant. Evan was really excited to see B. Then we headed for my grandparents house in Arco! It's been a while since I've seen them and it's been even longer since I've been to their house, which was another big reason we decided to take the trip without Reed. And I love everything about that house. It was so fun to see Evan running around their yard enjoying the same things I did as a kid.

 Playing basketball on the grass with Uncle B
 Picking all the crab apples off Grandma's tree
 Throwing rocks in the ditch with Uncle Trae
 Playing with Grandma
 Helping Grandpa mow the lawn...Evan wasn't so sure about this cowboy!
 Enjoying a bonfire
 Roasting hot dogs and making s'mores before lighting off a bunch of Grandma's leftover bottle rockets
 Ev loved putting the pool balls down the gutters and then having Trae get them out for him
 Cowboy country started to rub off on Evan a little
My Grandma has this ceramic cat by her front door that Evan just loved! We would find him sitting over by this thing with his arm around it or giving it kisses or just hanging out with it!
He even helped the cat smell the candles!
 Having fun with Uncle Trae's phone
 Enjoying another Dum-Dum with Mom on our way back to see Dad!
We got to drop off both uncles in Rexberg on the way back so they could start a new school year at BYU-I. It was a fun and quick trip (I think we spent a total of about 25 hours in Arco) and even though we really missed Reed, we're sure glad we went.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fun Start to a Fun Week

Last Friday Reed's parents came into town for a quick weekend visit. Evan is always so excited when "Mama" and "Papa" come! We had lots of fun with them and Reed's family that is in Utah. We spent a lot of time at the park and enjoyed some yummy ice cream at the BYU Creamery on Friday. On Saturday we headed up Hobble Creek Canyon. The weather was just perfect and the kids had fun playing in the creek. 

(Can you tell it was game day?)
Then we hung out at Reed's older brother's house in Springville. The boys had a nice flag football game before we had to run Evan home for his nap.
Ready to play with the boys
 Getting the play call from Grandpa
 Losing his flags
Not very happy about it...must be time for a nap!
Soon after Evan woke up from his nap, my parents and youngest brother arrived at our house! All of the grandmas and grandpas were a little confusing! That post (or posts) coming soon!